7 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Norris

The internet is a great place to find out
all the facts about your favorite celebrities—unless, of course, that celebrity is Chuck Norris. For Norris fans, the internet is a minefield
of lies, jokes, and memes. “When the boogie man goes to sleep every night,
he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.” So how do you sort the real from the fake? Keep watching to learn some things you didn’t
know about Chuck Norris. Military man Chuck Norris is a famous guy for playing badass
military men, but that isn’t all Hollywood movie magic. In fact, Norris did actually serve in the
military, joining the Air Force at the age of 18. His four-year stint proved to be life-changing. While serving at the Osan Air Base in South
Korea, Norris took his first martial arts lessons, in Tang Soo Do. The rest, like so many of Chuck’s big-screen
bad guys, is history. (gun shots) Carlos Norris Norris has played a lot of roles over the
course of his career, but one role you may not be familiar with is Carlos Norris. In his autobiography, Against All Odds: My
Story, Norris revealed that he got the nickname of “Chuck” while serving in the Air Force
in South Korea, but he was born with the name Carlos, in honor of his dad’s minister. It doesn’t quite have the same ring, does
it? “Poor Carlos” On the other hand, his brother Wieland was
named after a beer…so maybe Chuck got off easy. (insane Bruce Lee punching) Brotherly Dedication Norris’ most famous film role is Colonel James
Braddock, the former prisoner of war who returns to Vietnam to save his captive comrades in
Missing in Action and its sequels. That story was very personal for Norris, as
his younger brother Wieland Norris was killed in Vietnam in 1970. Chuck later wrote that Wieland met his end “…while leading his squad through dangerous
enemy territory. He had spotted an enemy patrol laying a trap
and was trying to warn his men when the Vietcong cut him down.” Norris dedicated Missing in Action to his
brother’s memory. Karate World Champ Following his honorable discharge from the
military, Norris opened a karate school in the US and started participating in national
competitions. People might forget now, but he started as
a legitimate karate master. By the end of the 1960s, he had risen to become
the middleweight professional karate champion of the world. He caught the attention of stars like Bruce
Lee and Steve McQueen, who encouraged him to go into acting. Norris was inducted into the International
Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame- “YYYAAAAA!!” -and in his own words, he became “The first man ever in the Western Hemisphere
to be awarded an 8th degree Black Belt Grand Master recognition in the Tae Kwon Do system….something
that still humbles me to the core of my being.” Saturday Morning Superhero By the mid-’80s, Norris had become a household
name, so he parlayed that notoriety into his own cartoon and comic books. Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos premiered in
1986 and tanked only after five episodes. “Chuck Norris, with his team, Pepper!” “It’s too dangerous Chuck!” “Too much!” “Too much!” “Kimo the Samurai warrior!” “Reed, Chuck’s teenage apprentice!” But that was still enough for Marvel Comics
to put out an adaptation of the series. The comic focused more on Chuck himself, which
unfortunately wasn’t a recipe for success, either. The publisher pulled the plug after just four
issues. And the action figures? “Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos” (theme song) “Figures sold seperately” Not worth much today. What was wrong with kids in the ’80s? Speedboat Racer When he’s not saving the world and avenging
evil, Chuck Norris has another passion: racing speedboats. In the late ’80s, Norris got into the high-powered
and highly dangerous sport alongside fellow action stars Kurt Russell and Don Johnson. Why did he enjoy racing speedboats? He told People, “I do it for kicks. And right now I’m looking forward to kicking
some butt.” Campaign Trail “My plan to secure the border? Two words. Chuck Norris.” In 2007, Norris began a new role as a blogger
and political activist, appearing alongside Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee
at major events. It didn’t actually help Huckabee win anything,
but that hasn’t deterred Norris, who continued to campaign for Huckabee during the subsequent
presidential election cycle. “Now one of the Chuck Norris facts is that
America’s not a democracy, it’s a Chucktatorship.” Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch
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100 Replies to “7 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Norris

  1. Big respect for you Carlos "Chuck" Norris . This man achieved 8th Dan Tae Kwon Do…. The first man in the Western Hemisphere…. A true achiever

  2. he once had sex on the bonnett of a mack truck, some of his jizz spilled onto the bonnett, now that truck is OPTIMUS PRIME

  3. Chuck Norris doesn't recognize the periodic table he only recognizes one element…..
    The element of surprise!!

  4. chuck Norris is my cousin that is great cousin his mother is related to me and I never see him in person but he is my great cousin fact I would like to talk to him and ask him about the family I never met oh his birthday is march 23 and mine is march 13 he is 25 year's and ten days older than me he turns 77-year-old this year happy birthday cousin

  5. He was the real deal in martial arts in the day to bad he went into acting, if you can call that acting…

  6. lol,….. when each star speak about establishment, you begin talk wrong about every one of them,……!….!
    Why many people don't understand that?

  7. once,the flash challenged chuck to a footrace in the 40 yard dash,when the flash finally arrived,chuck was there in a lounge chair,feet propped up,cigar half smoked,scotch glass empty,and chuck says,what took u so long???

  8. they were going to ad Chuck Norris face to mount rushmore but the granite is not hard enough to chisel his beard into.

  9. Someone once tried to tell Chuck Norris that roundhouse kicks aren't the best way to kick someone. This has been recorded by historians as the worst mistake anyone has ever made.

  10. A sniper once tried to shoot Chuck Norris, but the bullet wouldn't fire because it was afraid to die.

  11. 1. he didn't join U.S airfore the airforce joined him
    2. did you know that DOOMguy from doom he's alternate version of Chuck norris beaose only him can murder the hell out in literal hell

  12. Missing in Action is more truthful then that lying piece of cowardly leave men behind crap John McCain. McCain knows we left men behind and he helped cover it up and left them.

  13. I dont understand why chuck norris is so tough.
    If he was so tough he would come to my house and smash my head on the keybo djjxjvir akaddqi71kbxn68doa &2+*748bana )(!&#)uqab f f.Ahxba dirj18&"otohpmc13mdnne

  14. When Chuck Norris saw that video of some guys who dropped a basketball into a basket from the top of a dam, he said, "That's nothing…watch THIS!!!!!" and he shot a video of himself doing exactly the same thing – but with 1 BIG difference: the basket was on Earth, and Chuck was on Pluto!!!!!

  15. No he studied Tae Kwon Do there is a difference between that and "Karate". Tae Kwon Do is the art of the foot Karate is a overrated gimmick.

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